The Science of Snowflakes [Video]

The video tracks formation of snowflakes from their origins in bits of dust in clouds that become droplets of water falling to Earth. When the droplets cool, six crystal faces form because water molecules bond in hexagonal networks when they freeze. It explains that ice crystals grow fastest at the corners between the faces, fostering […]

Student Rickrolls Teacher in Quantum Physics Essay

Now this is one awesome rickroll. I hope the guy got extra points for his creativity! [Source: Sairam Gudiseva on Twitter | Via IO9]

David Suzuki on Overpopulation [Science Video]

David Suzuki speaks about world populations and how growth, is ultimately going to be humanity’s downfall. [Source: tehmulletman | Via IHC]

How do cancer cells behave differently from healthy ones? [Science Video]

How do cancer cells grow? How does chemotherapy fight cancer (and cause negative side effects)? The answers lie in cell division. George Zaidan explains how rapid cell division is cancer’s “strength” — and also its weakness. [Ted Ed | Via LS]

Magnetic Levitation in Slow Motion [Video]

From Earth Unplugged: Our slow-mo specialists Sam and Si caught up with Dr Kei Takashina from the University of Bath to investigate the science of magnetic levitation. The video features some stunning images of levitation in action and explains how freezing superconductors creates this amazing effect. [Earth Unplugged]

NASA Captures X-Ray Image of “The Hand of Iron Man” [Pic]

Well, they didn’t exactly name it “The Hand of Iron Man,” but rather “The Hand of God.” However, we here at Geeks are Sexy vastly prefer “The Hand of Iron Man” because that’s exactly what the picture looks like. Can you see the shape of a hand in this new X-ray image? The hand might […]

Danica McKellar Demystifies Pi for Us + Awesome Pi Song! [Video]

Math Bites, a new web show from Danica McKellar that takes a layman look at the world of mathematics. Oh, and about that awesome Pi song? It starts at 3m:14s in the video. You’ll also see Chris Hardwick wearing a tutu. You’re welcome. Edit: I’ve also included the song in a standalone video player below. […]

Can Plants Think? + 7 Awesome Facts about Plants [Science Video]

Find out how incredibly intelligent plants really are; not only can they smell, hear and touch – they even store memories! And as a bonus, here are 7 awesome facts about plants! [ASAPScience]

UPDATE: 7-Year-Old Girl Asks Scientists To Breed Her a Dragon, Scientists Comply [Pic + Video]

Earlier today we told you how 7-year-old Sophie of Queensland, Australia asked scientists over at CSIRO to “make” her a dragon, and unfortunately, at first, the response was negative. But lo and behold, things have changed and a Dragon was successfully “breeded” at the science agency’s additive manufacturing facility in Melbourne. Behold Toothless in all […]

How Sugar Affects The Brain [Science Video]

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine — an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets […]

Exploding Geyser In Subzero Temperatures [Video]

First, there was me throwing a pot of hot water outside, then, this guy did it with a water gun, and finally, on a much larger scale, here’s a geyser shooting hot water high in the air in subzero temperatures. [Headsonfire | Via IHC]

How Coffee Affects Your Brain [Science Video]

IMPORTANT NOTE: It would be hard – maybe impossible – to overdose on coffee (in liquid form.) You’d likely vomit before a toxic level was reached. But the equivalent caffeine from pills has been fatal. Caffeine pills cause most caffeine-related ER deaths because of what they do to your heart. [Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD […]